27 May '13, 11pm
cook a pot of curry! eat and ponder. *hiam* = spicy oohlalala~ @alfian77 @WILD_RICE_LTD @Rishi_Budhrani #sgtheatre
When it comes to his work and his art, W!LD RICE’s resident playwright Alfian Sa’at has never been afraid to speak his mind. His newest documentary play, Cook A Pot Of Curry , examines the hot-button issue of immigration. Currently, one out of four Singapore residents are born outside the country. By 2030, the population is projected to hit 6.9 million, with 55% of residents born in Singapore. Based on testimonies gathered from a series of personal interviews, Curry explores the impact of this influx of immigrants and foreign workers on the Singapore identity. We spoke to Alfian about his play-writing process and what surprised him while he was doing research for this play. Tell us about your new play Cook A Pot Of Curry . We came up with the idea after doing Cooling-Off Day two years back. It’s a new-ish thing for me, doing verbatim or documentary theatre, where the mater...